RCPCH Conference 2022 - submit an abstract

The Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers for oral and poster presentation at the RCPCH Conference 2022. The Conference will be taking place from 28 to 30 June in Liverpool and you could be part of the exciting programme! This year's theme is 'Connect, Energise, Inspire' – Celebrating Paediatrics and Child Health Together'.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Thursday, 17 February 2022.
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Submit an abstract

What are the benefits of presenting an abstract?

By submitting an abstract, you could play a vital part in our flagship event. Here are some of the benefits of presenting your research at the RCPCH Conference:

  • Get a citation on the Archives of Disease in Childhood and Conference website, event app and programme
  • Showcase preliminary project work and gain constructive feedback to help shape future activity
  • Add to your CV and boost your chances of winning funding
  • Refine your presentation skills and promote yourself, and your institution
  • Share your knowledge - your work could make a real difference
  • Top scoring abstract authors also have the chance to present their work as a plenary talk in the main auditorium

Do I have to pay? 

There is no fee for making a submission.

If your submission is accepted for presentation, you will be required to attend the Conference and pay the standard registration fee. 

What are the programme/abstract categories?

You need to submit your abstract to one of these programme categories:

  • Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine
  • British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Academy of Childhood Disability
  • British Association for Community Child Health 
  • British Association for Paediatric Nephrology
  • British Association of General Paediatrics
  • British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology  
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine and Neonatal Society
  • British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • British Association of Child and Adolescent Public Health
  • British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group
  • British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group
  • British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and Infection Group
  • British Paediatric Neurology Association
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society
  • British Society for Paediatric Dermatology
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Child Protection Special Interest Group
  • Children’s Ethics & Law Special Interest Group
  • Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • Children and Young People's Engagement
  • Climate Change Working Group
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group
  • George Still Forum - National Paediatric ADHD Network Group
  • International Child Health Group
  • Paediatric clinical leaders: service planning, provision and best practice   
  • Paediatric Educators' Special Interest Group
  • Paediatric Mental Health Association
  • Paediatric Special Interest Group: British Society of Haematology
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group
  • Paediatric Critical Care Society
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 
  • RCPCH Trainees Committee
  • YPHSIG (Young People's Health Special Interest Group) 

What are the presentation opportunities? 

Authors of successful abstracts will be offered either an oral or poster presentation opportunity. The programme lead for each category will also be able to nominate one abstract from their group which they feel is suitable for plenary presentation

The Conference Organising Committee will review these nominations and select nine for the coveted plenary presentation slots. This is an exciting opportunity for authors to present their work to the main auditorium during the plenary sessions.

Where are papers published?

All submissions that are accepted for presentation will be published in the online supplement and the online publication of our journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood.

How do I submit?

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with our abstract guidelines and FAQs before submitting your abstract.

Read our abstract submission guidelines and FAQs

Submit an abstract

Children and young people's engagement poster opportunities

We are looking for fantastic examples of children and young people getting involved in making a difference to child health across the UK so that we can share some of them at RCPCH Conference 2022. FInd out more and submit a children and young people's engagement poster.